Beaujolais

Beaujolais

Nugues - Beaujolais Villages 2018 – Sku: 3052 – 18
Nugues
2018
Beaujolais AOP
€8.90
COUP DE COEUR
-9%
Domaine des Chers - Saint Amour Vieilles Vignes 2020 – Sku: 313920 – 55
Domaine des Chers
2020
Saint-Amour PDO
Special Price €10.90 Regular Price €12.00
COUP DE COEUR
90/100 RVF
-8%
Jean Marc Burgaud - Beaujolais Villages Les Vignes de Lantignié 2020 – Sku: 3066 – 56
Jean-Marc Burgaud
2020
Beaujolais Villages AOP
Special Price €11.90 Regular Price €12.90
89/100 RVF
Nugues - Morgon 2019 – Sku: 3274 – 15
Nugues
2019
Morgon PDO
€12.90
COUP DE COEUR
-13%
Louis Claude Desvignes - Morgon La Voûte Saint Vincent 2020 – Sku: 3322 – 108
Louis Claude Desvignes
2020
Morgon PDO
Special Price €13.00 Regular Price €14.90
89/100 RVF
Paul Janin - Beaujolais Blanc Argiles 2019 – Sku: 3275 – 2
Paul Janin et Fils
2019
Beaujolais Villages AOP
€13.50
COUP DE COEUR
92/100 RVF
Nugues - Moulin à Vent 2018 – Sku: 3091 – 8
Nugues
2018
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€13.90
92/100 RVF
Clos de la Roilette - Fleurie 2020 – Sku: 3221 – 13
Clos de la Roilette
2020
Fleurie PDO
€14.90
COUP DE COEUR
-12%
Clos de la Roilette - Fleurie Cuvée Tardive 2020 – Sku: 3235 – 78
Clos de la Roilette
2020
Fleurie PDO
Special Price €14.90 Regular Price €16.90
Louis Claude Desvignes - Morgon Montpelain 2020 – Sku: 3310 – 17
Louis Claude Desvignes
2020
Morgon PDO
€15.00
Jean Foillard - Morgon Tradition 2020 – Sku: 3279 – 47
Jean Foillard
2020
Morgon PDO
€15.90
Château Thivin - Brouilly Reverdon 2020 – Sku: 335020 – 144
Château Thivin
2020
Brouilly PDO
€16.90
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Beaujolais vineyards: vin primeur, AOC and local wines

Every year, on the thirdThursday in November, Beaujolais Nouveau makes the headlines around the world and is served on every table. Even if this new wine has played an important role in the popularity of the vineyard, it should not eclipse the rest of the Beaujolais production. If this one was for a time shunned, it is today in full revival. The work of several winegrowers, in particular through the Morgon, Moulin à Vin and Fleurie crus, are fully involved in restoring the image of the vineyard. (Re)discover the appellations and crus of this wine region located between the south of Mâcon and the north of Lyon. You will be seduced not only by the diversity of its wines, but also by their often exceptional quality-price ratio.

General presentation of the Beaujolais

The Beaujolais vineyard is located on the right bank of the Saône, straddling the departments of Saône-et-Loire and Rhône; it stretches for about fifty kilometres from the south of Mâcon to the north of Lyon. The vineyards cover about 17,300 hectares spread over the slopes of the Beaujolais mountains, a name inherited from the lords of Beaujeu, who ruled the region until the beginning of the 15th century. This territory, which borders on Burgundy and the Côtes-du-Rhône, is mainly devoted to the production of red wines based on a flagship grape variety: Gamay. Beaujolais also produces a few white wines, mainly from Chardonnay. Other grape varieties are authorised, such as aligoté, pinot gris or melon.

The appellations

Beaujolais has 12 appellations: 2 regional appellations and 10 communal or local appellations.

AOC Beaujolais

This is the largest appellation of the vineyard; it is to it that we owe the majority of the famous Beaujolais Nouveau. It is spread over almost the entire Beaujolais, with a greater presence south of Villefranche-sur-Saône.

AOC Beaujolais-Villages

This AOC is produced in 38 communes in the Rhône and, to a lesser extent, the Saône-et-Loire. From Mâcon to Villefranche-sur-Saône, they are located in the central part of the vineyard as well as at its northern limits. The AOC Beaujolais-Village represents 25% of the local production. It is partly dedicated to Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaujolais Crus

The 10 AOC Beaujolais crus are concentrated in the north of the vineyard:

  • Brouilly: at the foot of Mount Brouilly, this appellation is the largest and most southern of the Beaujolais crus.
  • Chénas: with its 266 hectares, it is the smallest cru of the Beaujolais.
  • Chiroubles: typical of the region, the AOC Chiroubles is perched at an altitude of over 400 metres.
  • Côte-de-Brouilly: this AOC is enclosed in the Brouilly appellation. It is produced on the slopes of the mount Brouilly.
  • Fleurie: this appellation is produced in the commune of Fleurie. It gives wines that are often described as "feminine".
  • Juliénas: in the north of the vineyard, overflowing on the Saône-et-Loire, it is one of the oldest wine territories of the region.
  • Morgon: in the heart of the Beaujolais crus, this AOC is produced entirely in the commune of Villié-Morgon with some 1,100 hectares.
  • Moulin-à-Vent: this AOC has a great reputation. It is produced on a hill in Romanèche-Thorins.
  • Régnié: it is the most recent AOC of the Beaujolais crus. It is produced on the commune of Régnié-Durette.
  • Saint-Amour: in the extreme north of the vineyard, this AOC is produced on the commune of Saint-Amour-Bellevue.

Appellations

Chénas AOP

Fleurie PDO

Côte-de-Brouilly PDO

Saint-Amour PDO

Saint-Amour, a Beaujolais wine that has everything to please

Moulin-à-Vent PDO

Moulin-à-Vent, a pleasant Beaujolais cru

Beaujolais Villages AOP

Chiroubles PDO

Beaujolais AOP

Morgon PDO

Morgon: an expressive Beaujolais cru

Brouilly PDO

Le vignoble

Arretxea

Thérèse and Michel Riouspeyrous, who are now quietly handing over the estate to their sons Iban and Théo, can be proud of their success on their family estate. They have become the reference for Basque wines and perhaps even for the whole of the South West.

Château Thivin

Claude-Edouard continues the work of his father Claude Geoffrey. The level now reached on his Côte de Brouilly makes it the absolute reference of the appellation and places it among the elite of the whole Beaujolais.

Clos de la Roilette

Alain Couderc farms 8 hectares in the famous La Roilette area. He produces mainly fine and velvety Fleurie wines. The wines are generally made from whole grapes and have a remarkable capacity for ageing.

Daniel Bouland

"Daniel Bouland, a winegrower from the hamlet of Corcelette, has been seducing us for several years with his Morgons, which have an intensity of fruit and an exemplary roundness, coming from a heritage of very old vines impeccably cultivated and harvested. The fruit does not mask the almost wild minerality of the terroir, but rather exalts it. What's more, the quality/price ratio here is unbeatable! Don't delay."

Eric Bordelet

Eric Bordelet is the reference when you want to taste an exceptional cider or perry.

Jean Foillard

Anyone who is "unhappy" with Beaujolais wines should try Foillard..

Jean-Marc Burgaud

"Jean-Marc Burgaud owns most of his vineyard in Morgon, with parcels located on the Côte de Py, and vinifies very precise wines for aging." RVF Guide 2018

Jules Desjourneys

After having worked alongside the greatest Burgundian names (Jean-Yves Bizot, Christophe Perrot-Minot, Arnaud Ente...) Fabien Duperray decided to bring out his own work by creating the Domaine Jules Desjourneys, in homage to and with the vision of the pioneer of natural wine Jules Chauvet. The wines are immediately impressive in their class, depth and breed, thanks to the titanic work carried out in the vineyard and the cellar. We had never seen wines of such density in Beaujolais in this stunningly aesthetic style...

Louis Claude Desvignes

Marcel Lapierre

The Marcel Lapierre estate is located in the heart of the Beaujolais, in Villié-Morgon. Its particularity of having adopted organic farming, surprising 30 years ago, has today convinced many followers in the region. All the wines of the estate have the Marcel Lapierre "touch", natural, authentic wines, sometimes without any added sulphite, which draw their intrinsic quality from soils cultivated with the deepest respect for nature.

Mee Godard

"Mee Godard created his estate in February 2013 (...). This small estate of 5.40ha is composed of beautiful terroirs of the Morgon cru, and very old vines (Corcelette, Grand Cras, Côte du Py). We are impressed by the dimension of the wines after only three years of harvesting. (...) The 2016s are limpid, the maturity is expressed differently with fresher and less candied fruit. The mouths are more stretched out and less immediate; the acidities bring a lot of dynamism. Grand Cras has changed its style: it seems less extracted and more Burgundian than the 2015. The Côte du Py is superb. Its fruit expresses blackcurrant and blackberry with a graphite imprint that tightens it." RVF Guide 2018

Nugues

Paul Janin et Fils

The reference for Moulin-à-Vent...

Pierre-Jean Villa

Thibault Liger-Belair

Yvon Métras